Leilani Sitagata is of Samoan/European descent and is a Pacific Media Watch reporter for 2018.
She is in the final year of completing her Bachelor of Communication Studies degree.
In 2015, Leilani was a recipient of the AUT Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and has used this to pursue studies in journalism. She reports regularly for AUT’s online newspaper Te Waha Nui.
Leilani has contributed to the writing of a soon-to-be published cookbook which focuses on the stories and recipes of refugee families living in New Zealand.
She plans to use her skills in writing and working across different media platforms to produce stories of significance.